MS Dhoni breaks Kumar Sangakkara’s T20 world record in the 1st T20I against South Africa

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The former Indian skipper MS Dhoni might be in the twilight of his career, but the genius wicketkeeper broke yet another world record during the first T20I between South Africa and India at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday.

With Reeza Hendricks’ catch, Dhoni has now taken 134 catches in 275 T20 matches – the most by any wicket-keeper. Dhoni surpassed Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, who took 133 catches in 254 matches.

Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik is third on the list with 123 catches. Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal and West Indies’ Dinesh Ramdin follow thereafter.

With 77 dismissals in 87 matches, Dhoni also holds the world record for most dismissals in T20Is – 48 catches and 29 stumpings.

Overall, Dhoni has 204 dismissals in T20s – the second most in the format behind Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal who leads the charts with 207 dismissals.

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